8/29/19 Disney News on Parade

8/29/19 Disney News on Parade

So much to talk about. You can catch our Facebook Live right here. Let’s get started:

D23 Announcements

Wow, there were so many announcements. Not that they were new things, but they were new details about the things that were coming. For a complete list, definitely check out the Total D23 Disney Park Announcements.

Play Pavilion coming to Epcot. Drawing by Disney.

If you want full color commentary on D23 announcements, see our Facebook Live video here.

New Toy Story Land BBQ Restaurant. Rendering by Disney.

And be checking our complete list of additions coming to Walt Disney World, as we will be updating those in the next couple of days. There’s so much going on, and not all of it was talked about at D23.

Galaxy’s Edge Opens!

Strategies for Visiting

Here are some quick tips for visiting Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

  • If you can, stay on property, and visit the park this Fall when guests have an option to visit early in the morning.
  • Otherwise, arrive as soon as you can, and enter the virtual queue. Do this once you enter the park.
  • If you’re a night owl instead of an early bird, night time is the best time to visit Galaxy’s Edge. Lines usually drop off at this time.
  • If you make an early reservation for visiting Oga’s Cantina, Savi’s Lightsaber Workshop or the Droid Depot, you can enter whenever your reservation is available.
  • FastPasses are not currently available for Star Wars attractions in Galaxy’s Edge, but they are a great way to spend the time, while you are waiting for a virtual queue.
  • Use Mobile Ordering if and when possible.
  • Guests with Special Needs when their return time occurs.
  • Look for Guest Experience Team Members in blue shirts. They can support you with help and answering questions. They can be found at
    • Hollywood Boulevard
    • Echo Lake
    • Sunset Boulevard
    • Toy Story Land
    • Galaxy’s Edge

And most importantly be sure to check out our Star Wars Complete Guide to Galaxy’s Edge because in the next couple of days we’ll be downloading the latest and greatest insights on how to best visit this new land when you are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

A complete interactive guide to all of these places to visit when in Batuu. Illustration by J. Jeff Kober.

New Retail at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We have photos and videos of new retail experiences at the Studios. And it’s pretty stunning. Check out what’s happening at Legends of Hollywood, Once Upon a Time and Keystone Clothiers.

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations A.W. for being the winner of a brand new Rex! Your new droid is on its way!

You can all still win. Just sign up for our Disney at Play/Disney at Work newsletter and you get access to the Star War Galaxy’s Edge Complete Guide. Check it out!

J. Jeff Kober

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